Apparently ISP providers (internet providers) are lobbying to 'tier' internet access. Basically that means only websites that pay extra to a given ISP provider will get a full speed connection from that ISP provider.
Why would service providers do this you ask? Because Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are some of the very few companies that provide internet access, it would make them more money if websites had to 'pay to play'. Websites that didn't pay the upped amount would get less traffic from users who got frustrated with slow or dead connections, causing those same users to turn to competitors. The example being if your provider blocked or slowed down connectivity to Google so people turned to Yahoo.
This is a blatent infringment of the first amendment with private industry attempting to extend their private influence into a public sphere. Check out www.savetheinternet.com and loby to your congress-person. Stop this injustice.